This fundraiser closed 3 months ago
Help us keep girls and boys from Mali, in school and out of refugee 'camp'.
Status: we have raised $8400 to date! see full status below. We need another $6000 to help 10 more families.
There are over 250 Malian students living as refugees in Nouakchott, Mauritania today. They range in age from 12 to 20 years old, grades 6 through university. In Mali these children had been good students, their parents putting a high priority on education. Each student now lives with relatives or a 'foster' family, two and sometimes three families under one roof. They are working hard to avoid moving into the refugee camps where their children will be one among thousands. In order to enroll in school in Mauritania, they must purchase books and school supplies; to attend they must walk or find transportation every school day; to succeed in a new school they need 'catch-up" tutoring.
There are 250 families with students asking for help. These refugee families in the capital city of Mauritania need financial assistance for an average of 6 months.
To adopt a student and their family, it only takes $600 over 6 months; this keeps their children in school, feeds the family, and gives them the opportunity to find housing, and a job to get them back on their feet in a new city.
Project and Process
The project will be managed in the field by NomadHope and Adjmor's professional project managers. With each $600 raised we will initiate the sponsorship of another family and student. The sponsored family and student will sign a contract agreeing to use the funds to support continuous school enrollment and attendance.
The funds will be distributed to each family monthly, provided the following criteria have been met each month:
• A letter from the student, describing how the funds have helped their family and or how school is impacting their life.
• Confirmation from the school of enrollment, attendance, and performance in good standing.
• Photographs sent to us, showing the student and family in their home, at school, or doing daily activities.
This project will help each student stay in school and out of the refugee camp. The students should be enrolled and complete the current school year and begin the 2012-13 school year in October 2012. The family should have an income or plan for income source and arrangements to remain in Nouakchott until it is safe to return to Mali.
We are pleased to have the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach, the expertise of NomadHope.org, and local oversight of Adjmor, Mali.
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